Directions & Traffic
1. How to reach Yuquan Campus
From Xiaoshan International Airport (Hangzhou)
Xiaoshan International Airport is located in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, 27 kilometers west to the downtown area of the city.
From the airport, one can fly directly to more than 30 major destinations home and abroad, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Hongkong, Macau, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok and Singapore.
Shuttle Bus information: (bus fare: 15 yuan RMB)
There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Wulinmen CAAC Air-ticket Office every 15 or 30 minutes and it takes about 50 minutes to make a one way trip.
After you arrive at Wulinmen CAAC Air-ticket Office (390, Ti Yu Chang Road) which is situated right in the city center, you may take a taxi to the North Gate(Xixi Road) of Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University. The International College building will be on your left within a 100-meter walk.
During the designated period of registration (usually the first 3 days of the new semester), the International College offers pick-up service to new students at Xiaoshan International Airport.
FROM Pudong International Airport (Shanghai)
Pudong International Airport is located in Pudong New Zone, about 30 kilometers east to the downtown area of Shanghai.
Shuttle Bus Information: (bus fare: 100 yuan RMB)
From Shanghai to Hangzhou: 10:30 12:00 13:30 15;30 17:30 19:00
From Hangzhou to Shanghai: 7:00 8:30 10:30 12:30 14:30
It takes about 3.5 hours from Pudong International Airport to Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Sports Center. After that, both Yuquan Campus and Xi’xi Campus are within about 500 meters walking distance while Zijinggang Campus and Huajiachi Campus are about 7km away. However, international students usually come with much luggage, so you may still need a taxi to the North Gate (Xixi Road) of Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University. The International College building will be on your left within a 100-meter walk.
From Hangzhou Railway Station (Main Station)
Hangzhou is the railway hub in Zhejiang province, which makes it very convenient to travel to and from Hangzhou by train.
After your arrival at the Hangzhou Main Railway Station, you may take a taxi to the North Gate (Xixi Road) of Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University. The International College building will be on your left within a 100-meter walk.
2. Getting around the City
Hangzhou has an extensive network of bus service in the downtown area. Most buses use one ticket and the price is generally:
RMB 1 or 1.5 yuan for non-air-conditioned buses
RMB 2 yuan for air-conditioned buses (with a “K” before the route number)
RMB 3 to 5yuan for tour buses
Most buses are non-conductor ones and do not provide change, so passengers have to prepare some change before getting on the bus, or you can use the IC card for public transportation.
Hangzhou boasts its taxi service because the models and conditions of the cars are the best in the country. The fare is based on the mileage according to the meter. The starting price is 10 RMB yuan for the first 3 KM and 2 yuan per Km after that.
WHENEVER YOU TAKE A TAXI, PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO GET A RECEIPT FROM THE CAB DRIVER. There are car numbers on the receipt. Once your belongings are left on the cab, this receipt would help you to get them back.
Calling cards are available that will enable you to call your country for about 50 cents at a relatively low cost. There are two types of cards: the IP Card and the IC Card. The IP Card is most commonly used, but the public phone in the lounge of the International Dormitory requires an IC Card. These cards are available from street vendors and in copy shops for about 30~50% of the face value of the card.
How to make local phone calls from your dorm by using 201 Campus Telephone Cards:
(Residents in No. 31 Dormitory Building & single rooms in International College Building )
UseØ 201 prepaid phone cards (available in 20 or 50 Yuan denominations; can be purchased at the reception desk in the lobby of the dorm or in the shops near Education Supermarket).
Dial: 201 + (Press 2 for English) card number# + pin number# +1#+ the number you want to call.Ø
Residents in double rooms of International College Building
Local calls are free of charge for residents in double rooms of International College Building so 201 Campus telephone card is NOT needed. Just dial “0 + number of the recipient”. For domestic long-distance calls and international calls, please use IP card to save money.
How to make international calls by using IP cards:
BuyØ IP cards (There are many kinds of IP cards. You should choose the card that can make international calls. 17910/17908 cards recommended)
Dial: 201 + (Press 2 for English) card number# + pin number#Ø
+IP number (17910 for example)# +3（International Call service and the instruction is in Chinese only, but you may just keep going） + IP card number# + IP pin number# + the number you want to call (country code+ area code)+ the rest digits.
Note: It is cheaper to make international calls by using IP cards. BUT YOU SHOULD NEVER USE THE PHONE DIRECTLY TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL CALLS AS THE PHONE COST OF DOING SO WOULD BE EXTREMELY HIGH AND YOU WOULD BE CHARGED FOR THE COST!
Country code of China: 86
City code of Hangzhou: 0571
Hangzhou tourist information service hotline: 85152657 (English)
1. Outside of China TO Hangzhou: +86-571-telephone number of the recipient
2. Hangzhou TO outside of China: 00 + country code and telephone number of the recipient
3. Hangzhou TO other cities in China: area code + phone number of the recipient
4. Other cities in China TO Hangzhou: 0571 + telephone number of the recipient
China Mobile(GSM) and China Unicom(GSM or CDMA) are the two cellular phone service providers whose services are really conveniently available on campus. Very often the two companies offer certain Package Services, from which you can choose according to your own need to save some expenses.